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Manager Niall Kidney
Selectors Cormac Carroll and Peter Furlong



Date Competition Opponent Result
20th July Championship Valley Rovers Carrig 3-10 Valley Rovers 2-15
13th July Challenge Eire Og Carrig 1-17 Eire Og 0-14
23rd June Challenge Bishopstown Carrig 4-15 Bishopstown 3-13
4th May League Kilta Og Carrig 1-13 Kilta Og 1-10
18th April League Na Piarsaigh Carrig 4-11 Na Piarsaigh 2-16
16th April Championship Cloughduv Carrig 3-10 Cloughduv 1-12
6th April League Brian Dillons Carrig 4-15 Brian Dillons 2-16
1st April Challenge Imokilly U-16s Carrig 3-9 Imokilly U-16s 0-10
28th March Challenge Glen Rovers Carrig 1-11 Glen Rovers 2-10





Championship 20th July 2011
Carrig 3-10 Valley Rovers 2-15 

This is the first time this year I have been in this position as this team has not lost a match all year. Until now that is. Even more disappointing is the fact that back door redemption cannot save us at this stage of the championship. Nothing really went right on the night...a bad break here, a bad decision there...you know how it can go!


The game itself was close as Carrig played catch up for the full hour but stayed in touch throughout. We could have stolen an unlikely victory at the end had one of two late goal chances gone in but in truth the better team won on the night. No doubt the turning point came in the 44th minute when Aaron Gosnell scored a goal to give us a great chance to push on for victory but less than a minute later Valley Rovers had a goal at the other end. A special mention for two young lads Brian Cashman and Ciarán Gosnell who were both outstanding on the night on their minor championship debuts.

On the positive side this is a good young team and looking through the panel seventeen are eligable again next year. There is also a county league to play for and we are in with a good shout when this is played off. I would like to wish all involved the best of luck with their endeavours for the rest of the season and thanks to all the lads for their efforts throughout the year.


Team: Shane Devlin, John Carey, Padraig Hogan, Brian Cashman, Ronan Higgins, Jay Horgan, Seanie Casey (0-1), Alan Goggin (capt), Dylan Scriven, Cathal O'Sullivan, Jason Leahy (0-1), Aaran Gosnell (2-2), Ciarán Gosnell (0-6,5f) Sean Rohan, Robbie Manley (1-0).
Subs Used: Eoghan O'Mahony, Jack Barden, Chris Keegan, Gary Moriarty, Darren O'Driscoll. Unused Jordan Kidney, Gary Moriarty, Pa Aherne, Maurice Curtin, Frank Keirns, Shane Murphy.



Challenge v Eire Og on Wed 13th July 2011
Carrig 1-17 Eire Og 0-14

Carrig played a final warm up match against Eire Og last Wednesday ahead of their 2nd round championship fixture with Valley Rovers next week. This was an entertaining match against an Eire Og team who did not come down just to make up the numbers. The result was in the balance until the stroke of full time when Jason Leahy netted to seal the victory. 

Carrig had the better of the first half leading 0-11 to 0-05 at half time but that lead was reduced to the minimum as Eire Og pushed on after the break. Carrig led this game from early on and credit to the lads they found the scores in the end to pull away from their opponents. Next up is championship action against Valley Rovers at CIT on Wednesday 20th July. Throw in at 8pm.  

Team: Shane Devlin, John Carey, Padraig Hogan, Brian Cashman, Ronan Higgins, Jay Horgan (0-1), Sean Casey, Dylan Scriven (0-1), Alan Goggin (0-1), Sean Rohan (0-4), Jason Leahy (1-4, 2 frees), Jack Barden, Eoghan O'Mahony (0-1), Gary Moriarty (0-1), Robbie Manley (0-2) 
Subs all used: Jordan Kidney (0-1), Chris Keegan (0-1), Patrick Ahern, Maurice Curtain, Shane Murphy




League v Kiltha Og on Weds 4th May 2011
Carrigtwohill 1-13 Kiltha Og 1-10

Carrigtwohill made it three wins out of three in the league last Wednesday night with a three point victory over a determined Kiltha Og. Carrig played with a slight wind advantage in the first half but in truth the cross wind made scoring difficult throughout the game. Carrig led by four points at the break thanks to a well taken goal from Gary Moriarty at full forward, his second goal of the league campaign. The pick of the points was scored by half back Seanie Casey who linked up well with Alan Goggin to fire over his left shoulder from well out the field.

The second half was always going to be difficult with the challenging wind. Carrig's defence again stood strong when asked questions by the Kiltha Og attack. All six backs were excellent on the night but special mention to Brian Cashman and Darren O'Driscoll who were making their first start at minor level. Carrig added points consistently throughout the second half and all the forwards contributed. Ciaran Goznell was introduced in the second half and scored two points. Despite a late Kiltha Og goal from a twenty one yard free Carrig held on for a well deserved win which leaves us top of the table. 
The leaving cert exams will now interrupt the lads' preparation for championship as attention turns to the non exam leagues. Best of luck to all sitting exams and don't stress Kidney will still be there with the tackle bags come late June!

Team: Shane Devlin, Ronan Higgins, Padraig Hogan, Brian Cashman, Darren O'Driscoll, Jay Horgan, Sean Casey (0-1), Alan Goggin, Dylan Scriven, Cathal O'Sullivan (0-3),Jason Leahy (0-2), Sean Rohan (0-2), Robbie Manley (0-2) Gary Moriarty (1-1), Jordan KidneySubs Used: Ciaran Goznell (0-2), Christopher Keegan Subs not used on the night: Olamide Oke, Maurice Curtin



League v Na Piarsaigh (2) Monday 18th April 2011
Carrigtwohill 4-11 Na Piarsaigh (2) 2-16 

Carrigtwohill took the points last Monday night with a one point victory over Na Piarsaigh. Christopher Keegan came in at corner back and did very well. Alan Goggin was forced off with a head injury after a couple of minutes and he was replaced by Olamide Oke who scored two points, the second proved to be the winner. Cathal O'Sullivan moved to midfield from half forward and as always worked very hard to help the team. Aaron Gosnell took most of the scoring responsibility and ended with 2-5. Robbie Manley played well to chip in with two goals and a point and other scores came from Gary Moriarty, Jordan Kidney and Sean Rohan. Overall a good result.
Team: Shane Devlin, John Carey, Padraig Hogan, Christopher Keegan, Dylan Scriven Jay Horgan, Jack Bardon, Alan Goggin, Cathal O'Sullivan, Sean Rohan, Aaron Goznell, Eoghan O'Mahony, Robbie Manley, Gary Moriarty, Jordan Kidney.   
Subs all used: Brian Cashman, Olamide Oke, Maurice Curtain, Tomas Creagh, Austin Creagh



Premier 2 Championship v Cloughduv on Saturday 16th April 2011 
Carrigtwohill 3-10 Cloughduv 1-12 

Expectations were high going into this first round championship match played in the sunshine at Eire Og last Saturday afternoon. The first half was a tense affair and failed to live up to expectations. Jason Leahy opened the scoring from a free early on but scores were scarce for the rest of the half. Both sides exchanged points and at half time the match was evenly poised at 0-4 to 0-4. Carrig were lucky to be on terms at the break mainly thanks to a strong defence led by Padraig Hogan at full back who was excellent throughout. The pick of the first half scores came from Dylan Scriven who pointed from well out the field. The other scores came from Aaron Goznell and Jason Leahy, both from play.

Carrig came out for the second half more determined with manager Niall Kidney's half time 'views' ringing in the players' ears. An early point from Aaron Goznell settled Carrig and Jason Leahy followed with a goal and a point to open up a comfortable lead. Give credit to Cloghduv they never gave in and kept within range but Carrig got goals at the vital stages, the next from half time substitute Eoghan O'Mahony who scored a goal and a point in the second half. The result was put beyond doubt in the final quarter as Sean Rohan and Jason Leahy added points before Aaron Goznell scored a goal and a point to open up a seven point lead. Cloughduv got a late consolation goal but Carrig were well deserved winners on the day despite a slow start.

Team: Shane Devlin, John Carey, Padraig Hogan, Jack Barden, Ronan Higgins, Jay Horgan, Seanie Casey, Alan Goggin (capt), Dylan Scriven 0-1, Sean Rohan 0-1, Jason Leahy 1-4 (1 free) , Cathal O'Sullivan, Gary Moriarty, Aaron Gosnell 1-3, Robbie Manley.
Subs used: Eoghan O'Mahony 1-1, Jordan Kidney


League Round 1 v Brian Dillons 6th April 2011
Carrigtwohill 4-15 Brian Dillons 2-16

Carrig opened the league campaign with a victory in this highly entertaining and high scoring round 1 league encounter. This was a great team performance with Carrig emerging winners by a margin of five points.
Brian Dillons had the wind advantage in the first half but it was Carrig who got the better start when a free from out the field by Padraig Hogan dropped into the back of the net without a touch from the competing forwards. From then until the break Brian Dillons used the wind and their physical strenght to their advantage but the Carrig backs worked hard to achieve the half time scoreline of 1-5 to 0-8. 
The Carrig points coming from Jason Leahy (0-4) at centre forward and Gary Moriarty (0-1) at full forward.

Padraig Hogan remained excellent at full back through the second half but to be fair all the backs played well and supplied some great balls into the forwards.  Jason Leahy was well on top at centre forward and ended the game with a 'Micky Da like' tally of 2-9! Jay Horgan went on a run from centre back mid way through the second half and finished off with a great point. There were also memorable scores by Alan Goggin, Dylan Scriven and Aaron Goznell who came on as a replacement ten minutes into the second half. The result was always in doubt up until the closing minutes as scores were exchanged by either sides but goals from Gary Moriarty and Jason Leahy eased the nail biting. Brian Dillons refused to give in though and got a late goal but this proved to be too late. Well done to all the panel. 

Team: Shane Devlin, John Carey, Padraig Hogan, Jack Bardon, Ronan Higgins, Jay Horgan, Seanie Casey, Alan Goggin (capt), Dylan Scriven, Cathal O'Sullivan, Jason Leahy, Sean Rohan, Jordan Kidney, Gary Moriarty, Eoin O'Mahony.
Subs Used: Robbie Manley, Aaron Goznell & Christopher Keegan



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